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Old 02-29-2020, 08:04 AM
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This is not a gated community. I was a sales rep here for almost 10 years and never sold it as gated. Anyone can drive around. The gates are used for information, slowing traffic down for golf cars and a possible deterrent.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:14 AM
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4 or 5 4” speed bumps would do the same at a much lower cost
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:16 AM
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Most homes in TV are accessible from multiple points either by golf cart or local roads/streets.

The only place I have ever heard the question about being gated is here on TOTV.

Perhaps, for some, a self ascribed status.
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Theres cameras at many gates and it gives the illusion of being gated. People manning the gates can keep an eye on what is going in and out. I had a visitor that called me and asked how she gets thru the gates on DelMar. That says it all.
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4 or 5 4” speed bumps would do the same at a much lower cost

nope.


not enough break between cars


can't get my bugatti home


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This is not a gated community. I was a sales rep here for almost 10 years and never sold it as gated. Anyone can drive around. The gates are used for information, slowing traffic down for golf cars and a possible deterrent.
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The Villages is a city, not a gated community.
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Gates are there mostly for traffic flow
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It is good the folks at the gates have jobs but all a waste of money. Gates,shacks,buttons etc. Anyonecand everyone can get into the Villages. They do have good Community patrol but they could give the gate keepers jobs elsewhere and save alit of money for other things.
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2 speed bumps 50 ' apart at each gate would be more effective..As it stands now when gate are rises most think their at a NHRA race
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PLUS could you all see how many more accidents we would have??? The gates AND the round abouts are for traffic control. IF you want a true gated community perhaps a Dell Webb or similar would be perfect for you! Mostly the folks "manning" the gates are they to give directions or information (that's why the "visitor's" lane). There is a purpose despite many not seeming to see it.
not only that, the attendant keeps cars from merging into each other as you pass thru the gates. i have no problems with them being there. another thing--the gates, (as i was told by realtor), cause the cars to slow down so the camera can photo ur license plate, & keep track for future reference. i've also noticed a 2nd camera was placed @ our entry gate, attached to a pole above. you cant see it unless you look for it, but it's there.
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No only is every car videoed and the license plate recorded. When you stop to swipe card, or press button a photo of the driver is taken. The gates are also there to regulate cart flow at crossings and major roads.
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Hi folks, We have been here for 8 months now, and my comment / question is; The Villages calls themselves a gated community, which technically it is. However, anyone can come through the gates, either by pressing the red button in the residents lane or going through the visitor lane. A true gated community has resident stickers with bar codes on the vehicles which allows access. I understand that when the red button is pressed a picture of the vehicle is taken, don't know if that is really true, but that does not do much to add to security. Please don't misunderstand, I don't have a problem, it just seems to me that the gates, along with the guards, don't make this a true "gated community". Further, I question the need for the gates, guards and guard shacks since they do not seem to be making anything secure. What am I missing here?

You’re house didn’t cost enough, they do have gated and secure areas, but not in the peon areas. You get the vision of security.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:06 AM
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2 speed bumps 50 ' apart at each gate would be more effective..As it stands now when gate are rises most think their at a NHRA race
Yes, I can cut .020 light and get the feel of the front end coming off the ground.
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